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Milestones

Ten years ago: A jury in New York acquitted former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan and seven other construction executives of fraud and grand larceny.

Five years ago: Career U.S. diplomat Philip Habib died in Puligny-Montrachet, France, at age 72. Jay Leno made his debut as permanent host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” succeeding Johnny Carson.

One year ago: President Clinton, honoring the men and women who died in military service, used his weekly radio address to defend America’s global military role, saying it “is making our people safer and the world more secure.”



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